The Salvation (2014) Full Movie

The Salvation
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The Salvation (2014) : In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Title The Salvation (2014)
Release Date May 22, 2014
Genres ,
Production Company Spier Films, Forward Films, TrustNordisk, Zentropa Entertainments, F.I.L.M.S., Det Danske Filminstitut, Danmarks Radio (DR), Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Film i Väst, The Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa, MEDIA Programme of the European Union
Production Countries Denmark, South Africa, United Kingdom
Casts Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Douglas Henshall, Michael Raymond-James, Jonathan Pryce, Nanna Øland Fabricius, Toke Lars Bjarke, Sean Cameron Michael
Plot Keywords war veteran, coffin, gang leader, revenge, murder, mute, oil, money, gang, shootout, extortion, undertaker, train, violence, vengeance
Jon Jensen
Jon Jensen
Mads Mikkelsen
Madelaine
Madelaine
Eva Green
Henry Delarue
Henry Delarue
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Corsican
Corsican
Eric Cantona
Peter Jensen
Peter Jensen
Mikael Persbrandt
Sheriff Mallick
Sheriff Mallick
Douglas Henshall
Paul Delarue
Paul Delarue
Michael Raymond-James
Mayor Nathan Keane
Mayor Nathan Keane
Jonathan Pryce
Marie Jensen
Marie Jensen
Nanna Øland Fabricius
Kresten Jensen
Kresten Jensen
Toke Lars Bjarke
Lester
Lester
Sean Cameron Michael
Stagecoach Whip
Stagecoach Whip
Carl Nel
Stagecoach Gunman
Stagecoach Gunman
Kobus Swanepool
Mr. Raul Delgado
Mr. Raul Delgado
Jose Domingos
Mrs. Delgado
Mrs. Delgado
Sivan Raphaely
Mrs. Borowski
Mrs. Borowski
Vanessa Cooke
Joe No Leg
Joe No Leg
Grant Swanby
Mr. Whisler
Mr. Whisler
Theo Geldenhuys
Mrs. Whisler
Mrs. Whisler
Susan Danford
Whisler Boy
Whisler Boy
Matthew Thompson
Whisler Girl
Whisler Girl
Kelly Lambe
Calder Jenkins
Calder Jenkins
Danny Keogh
Mr. Bradley
Mr. Bradley
Adam Neill
Tracker
Tracker
David James
Jefferson
Jefferson
Anthony Oseyemi
Man With Cigar
Man With Cigar
Nick Boraine
Silvertooth
Silvertooth
Robert Hobbs
Skinny Man
Skinny Man
Anthony Bishop
One Eyed Jack
One Eyed Jack
St John Alexander
Man With Beard
Man With Beard
Langley Kirkwood
Rattlesnake
Rattlesnake
Aidan Lithgow
Aron
Aron
Dan Robbertse
Cash
Cash
Andre Odendaal
Train Conductor #1
Train Conductor #1
Ian Edmondstone
Train Conductor #2
Train Conductor #2
Willem Huyzers
Moustache Man on Train
Moustache Man on Train
Jacques Gombault
US Marshall
US Marshall
Daniel Janks
Delarue's Gang
Delarue's Gang
Koos Dippenaar
Delarue's Gang
Delarue's Gang
Chad Sapire
Delarue's Gang
Delarue's Gang
Juan Dippenaar
Delarue's Gang
Delarue's Gang
Tjaka Erasmus
Delarue's Gang
Delarue's Gang
Hannes Vosloo
Delarue's Gang
Delarue's Gang
Chris Oberem
Delarue's Gang
Delarue's Gang
Jimmy Fell
Delarue's Gang
Delarue's Gang
Gavin Mey
Voichek Borowski
Voichek Borowski
Alexander Arnold

Reviews

  • John Chard

    Sometimes you gotta sacrifice a single sheep to save the rest. The Salvation is directed by Kristian Levring and Levring co-writes the screenplay with Anders Thomas Jensen. It stars Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Jonathan Pryce and Douglas Henshall. Music is by Kasper Winding and cinematography by Jens Schlosser. 1871 and ex-patriot Danish soldier Jon Jensen (Mikkelsen) is, after 7 years of foundation building, welcoming his wife and son to a new life in America. But after they all board a stagecoach bound for their homestead, events will see that journey not be completed. And thus begins a tale of retribution and redemption. There are few smiles in The Salvation, in fact viewers will need to grab onto the sparse offerings of such very early in the piece. For it's a film of blood, brooding and misery, of intensity and a paucity of the good side of human nature. Levring has managed to successfully blend the traditions of the American Western with the feel of the Euro Spaghetti Oaters. There is so much for Western fans to enjoy here. It's a classic revenger pumped by a good versus bad heart, yet as pared down and as simple as the story may at first seem, there's interesting asides of worth. The issue of Euro immigrants trying to make it in the Wild West is noteworthy, while there's a delicious juxtaposition between two soldiers from different continents, and different wars. Jensen fought the Germans in Europe, while his nemesis, Henry Delarue (Morgan), has been through the Indian wars. A most interesting comparison, one where the characterisations are vividly opposed to each other. Add in a good old town in the grip of a tyrant theme, and a bit of carnal desires upon thine brother's spouse, and it's a spicy hot pot. Filmed at dusty South African locations, there's a scenic beauty surrounding the harsh story. Westerns don't have to be filmed in America to look authentic, and this is a case in point. The town of Black Creek has been called fake looking in some quarters, not so. This is a new up-coming town, it's meant to be wooden and sparse. Hell! The saloon is also the local store, the mayor is also the undertaker, this is a basic Wild West town without frills and fancy. Elsewhere the costuming is splendid, especially Morgan who is nicely dapper in black hat and crimson mack, and there's a whole host of face fuzz on show, which is needed to keep up the whole mud and blood, hard West factor. Levring has an eye for a nice shot, such as a full moon bearing witness, even a traditional slow-mo piece. All that said, irks do exist, Green's character is sketchily drawn, but she's playing a heaving bosom mute (her tongue was cut out by the pesky Indians), so scope for development is admittedly limited. While Winding's score is a bit too modern sounding for the key shoot-out sequences. Ultimately it's great to see the Western is still thriving in this day and age of CGI and blockbuster pandering. From the shattering and moody first quarter to the bloody and excellently staged finale, The Salvation keeps the Western genre well and truly alive. 9/10

  • Reno

    > Revenge for a revenge. It is a Danish western revenge flick set in the American soil, so 99 per cent it was in the English language. Well, in my opinion, it is underrated for sure. It was not anything stylish like QT's recent western films, but quite usual presentation yet very majestic. The story takes place in a couple of days in a small town in the 1871. The turnaround in the theme was great. Initially, it leaves an impression of a revenge based tale, but later becomes oil warfare, something quite resembles the original situation of the American at that time. In the last few weeks I have been watching lots of comedies, dramas and other soft themed films, so suddenly I felt too much violence from this. But as always I get used to it after some time in the watch. Great cast and their great performances. The writing was superb along with the settings. I watched it quite late, but the best western I have seen in the recent time, so I strongly recommended for western fans and others who're seeking a fine entertainment. 7.5/10

  • Per Gunnar Jonsson

    This is a decent enough Danish-made spaghetti western. Nothing more and nothing less. It could easily have been a young Clint Eastwood in this movie. Instead the lead character is Mads Mikkelsen who makes a quite reasonable performance as far as I am concerned. I have to say that it felt a bit funny when the characters spoke Danish in the first parts of the movie. It did add a bit of special touch, at least for me, to the movie though. I guess that people who do not understand Danish may be less thrilled about that though. The movie itself is a fairly straightforward good guy versus bad guy revenge story. It is a good old-fashioned Western without any silly complicated plot and without trying to make any attempts to show the “real” west or put a social spin on it. It is clearly made to entertain those who like classical spaghetti westerns. Personally I find it nice that someone are still willing, and can get funding, to make those kind of movies. I liked both Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green, although her role is mute, as well as Jeffery Dean Morgan as the bad guy. Having said that, the movie falls a bit short of being a great spaghetti western. It never really manages to create that grim atmosphere around the lead character when he embarks on the road of revenge and I have to say that the end fight felt a bit meh. Nevertheless this is a decent enough movie which should please most fans of classical old Western movies. I for one consider it a worthwhile addition to my collection.